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Any plans on beefy, passive heatsinks? Does anyone know?
Because personally I'm not buying a motherboard with a fan on it :mad: Reasons? Noise, eventual failure and above all: I don't like it!
 
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There's only one, the Aorus Xtreme.

Apparently the fans won't kick in on most boards until the chipset hits 60-70 degrees (depending on how it's set up) so it might not be too big of a deal.
I guess I'll know soon enough.
 
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I wouldn't mind so much if the fan was a Noctua nf-a4x10 :p
 
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The top As rock board is fanless. If you are willing to pay $1000 to not have that premium. There are some things that you could do to mitigate that anyway like choose the right NVME drive or adding active cooling to the area. I would not concern myself with a fan that you can easily replace failing either. Every component in a PC will fail at some point
 
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Unless its cheap crap fans, fans can last for years. I woulden worry about fan failure unless you have the board for like 8 years or more. I am more worried by fan noise, hornestly. As small fans can have pretty high pitch noise.
 
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Unless its cheap crap fans, fans can last for years. I woulden worry about fan failure unless you have the board for like 8 years or more. I am more worried by fan noise, hornestly. As small fans can have pretty high pitch noise.
I was reding on a reveiw that the fans are not even loud on the X570 boards and that was on an open test bench.
 
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Like I said before, there are third party heatsinks out there.

Yes, I know, you don't want to buy an aftermarket heatsink, you shouldn't have to, but I don't see any other solution. Well besides expensive motherboard models.

Or, buy an X470 if you're not running PCIe 4 speeds.
 
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Like I said before, there are third party heatsinks out there.

Yes, I know, you don't want to buy an aftermarket heatsink, you shouldn't have to, but I don't see any other solution.

Or, buy an X470 if you're not running PCIe 4 speeds.

It's funny you say x470 and pcie 4. It' s seems that some x470 boards can run pcie 4 but maybe with some limitation. Asus has just liftet some info about it.

 
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@Joss...

I suggest you try it before you knock it....

As stated above, most reviews have stated that the fan wont even come on until high temps happen.... which can always happen but usually only if:

A) You are constantly pushing your rig to the max for long periods of time, AND/OR
B. Your case does not have proper air flow to start with, in which case that little mobo fan aint gonna really help that much anyways

Back in the day, I used some smaller (40-60-80mm) fans on some pre-built rigs to help increase their airflow and they did not add any noticeable noise to the overall system sound even when spinning at full speed.. of course YMMV depending on the quality of the fan itself though......

Hopefully, for the prices of these mobo's, they will include some decent fans, fingers crossed :p
 
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What is the deal with these fans anyway? Why did everyone add a fan?

There have been much hungrier chipsets - X58 being a common example - that had passive cooling. Yes, heatpipes and large-ish copper heatsinks but still. Motherboard manufacturers should still have the know-how and capability to use those. Der8auer measured under 10 W power consumption - nicely within claimed 11W - and chipset did not overheat with a small heatsink.

These are 200+€ motherboards we are talking about. Cost cannot be that big of an issue. Even if it is, there are 400+€ and even more expensive motherboards in play but still with a fan.
One has to wonder - was there a misunderstanding somewhere?
 
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argh :( I'd have to unscrew all those covers.
The Asus Pro WS X570-ACE looks nice and clean, but there's a fan in there :mad:
Why, if I may ask?

It's funny you say x470 and pcie 4. It' s seems that some x470 boards can run pcie 4 but maybe with some limitation. Asus has just liftet some info about it.

They can sort of run at PCIe 4.0 speeds for the first PCIe x16 slot and the M.2 slot from the CPU. However, it's not PCIe 4.0 compliant and AMD won't let any of the board makers claim PCIe 4.0 support. In this case, Asus is doing something AMD told the board makers they can not.
 
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I was reding on a reveiw that the fans are not even loud on the X570 boards and that was on an open test bench.
I will sure hope that they are silent.
 
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Why, if I may ask?



They can sort of run at PCIe 4.0 speeds for the first PCIe x16 slot and the M.2 slot from the CPU. However, it's not PCIe 4.0 compliant and AMD won't let any of the board makers claim PCIe 4.0 support. In this case, Asus is doing something AMD told the board makers they can not.
Yeah i know, that's also why i ride with some limitations.
 
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Any plans on beefy, passive heatsinks? Does anyone know?
Because personally I'm not buying a motherboard with a fan on it :mad: Reasons? Noise, eventual failure and above all: I don't like it!
You can always do what we did back in the day and replace it with something bigger/more surface area and passive. That will also depend on chipset location and the size of your graphics card I suppose...
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There might be upgraded chipset heatsinks coming from the board makers, at least if people make enough noise and demand it.
The downside is that you might not be able to run two full-length cards with the upgraded chipset coolers, but there would be no fan.
I'd suggest contacting their support to complain about the fans, as that might get their backsides into gear and start making passive cooling for more boards.
 
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Thermalright HR-05 and HR-55 were pretty serious chipset heatsinks with heatpipes in the past, I wonder if we'll see them again, rebadged with HR-570 as the model name.

 
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I belive in future we will see some more boards with no fans, or we will hafto do like we did in the olden days and added aftermarket cooling solutions to the mobo.
Or even fans lol like this i used in a board.
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There are some boards, like the MSI MEG X570 ACE, that have a heatpipe running from the chipset to the vrm heatsink, which could allow the fan to stay off far more often.
 
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Any plans on beefy, passive heatsinks? Does anyone know?
Because personally I'm not buying a motherboard with a fan on it :mad: Reasons? Noise, eventual failure and above all: I don't like it!
Well you can always look for liquid cooling solutions too.

Or Intel just kicked the PCH off from the motherboard to be on Processor counter part. But you have to wait for that. Better go with gigabyte for fanless or waterblocks anyway.
 
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MSI is using that fan to cool not only the chipset, but also the NVME drives on some boards.
 
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